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All Saints - Sunday 2 November 2014

Welcome : All Saints is one of my favourite festivals outside of the big three (Easter, Christmas and Pentecost). There is a sort of glorious profligacy about it, rather like the love of God, which invites us to celebrate with anyone who has ever loved and worshipped God. Like God’s love, it is all-embracing, no one need be left out. Incidentally the same is true of our parish lunch today – all are welcome and included in the invitation.

Week by week we remember those whose anniversary of death is marked, many of them former clergy who have served the Diocese in the past. At our evening service for All Souls we are invited to remember our own beloved dead, to light a candle in their memory and honour, and be thankful for all they offered the world.

Welcome to all the saints who worship today

The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson

Faith in the Public Square

The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold

Activities for 

November 2014

Chewing the Facts -

Monday 10 November - Circulating Library, State Library of South Australia 1-2pm.  This month's topic "War and Peace", Professor Emeritus Trevor Wilson, Rev’d Neil Mathieson (Army Chaplain) and Mayor Lachlan Clyne (Lieutenant in the Reserves) will be discussing the issues of War & Peace, the concept of a Just War, Christianity and Conflict amongst others in this year when we reflect upon the fact that one hundred years ago World War I began – the War to end all wars.

 Faith in the Public Square Book Club

 Wednesday 12 November - Meeting Room, Cathedral Office, 7-9pm.  This month we will finish discussing Jayakumar Christian's "God of the Empty-handed: Poverty, Power and the Kingdom of God" and begin discussing Valson Thampu’s “Be Thou my Vision: Resources for Spiritual Healing” – a wonderful book, written as a centenary celebration of the founding of the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.  We will be discussing the opening chapters of this book; copies of these chapters can be forwarded on request.  Newcomers most welcome.

Thinking Aloud Allowed Conversazione

Tuesday 25 November in the John Dunn Room, 7-9pm.  On Christ and Politics – would Jesus have voted?  I will be our Thought Provoker on this occasion. We will be confronting questions such as: "Can a Christian really remain unsullied in the political fray?”, “Should Christians let modern Caesars just get on with things?” and many more.


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